Popular Beach Reopens
Visionary Video shot this news video for Big Island Video News as part of our continuing coverage of Hawaii Island’s Dengue Outbreak. Beloved Hookena Beach in South Kona is open after months of closure. The campground manager says that the first cases of dengue appeared in July. Health officials identified the outbreak as starting a few months later.
According to the story: “The popular beach park is bustling with activity again, after it was suddenly closed on November 4, 2015 in the early days of a dengue fever outbreak on the Big Island. At the time, Hookena was identified as a hotspot for acquiring the disease from infected mosquitoes. The government-mandated closure remained in place until March 1st.”